Category: Reviews

Mini ARC Reviews | Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle & A British Girl’s Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak by Laura Taylor Namey

Posted May 27, 2024 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Mini ARC Reviews | Expiration Dates by Rebecca Serle & A British Girl’s Guide to Hurricanes and Heartbreak by Laura Taylor Namey

I was super intrigued by the premise of this one- I love a touch of magical realism in contemporaries, and Rebecca Serle usually integrates magical realism so well into her romances. This protagonist in this story receives a slip of paper with an amount of time whenever she begins dating someone, which will determine how long the relationship lasts. This inevitably leads to questions about what is fate vs what is a self-fulfilling prophecy, etc. I was interested in settling into the flashes of Daphne’s past and seeing the snippets of her past relationships and how they ended juxtaposed against […]


The House on Biscayne Bay by Chanel Cleeton | ARC Review

Posted May 21, 2024 in ARCs, Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
The House on Biscayne Bay by Chanel Cleeton | ARC Review

I love love love Chanel Cleeton’s historical fiction novels about the Cuban diaspora in the US, and this one didn’t disappoint, with the added bonus of also being a mystery with a spooky slant to it. As with many of Cleeton’s novels, the story is told in two interwoven timelines. The first follows Anna, who is the wife of a wealthy American man who basically wants to be the next Gatsby and moves them from New York to Florida to build an over the top, enormous manor and estate (Marbrisa) that his wife isn’t really a big fan of. The […]


Mixed Signals by B.K. Borison | Lovelight Farms #3

Posted March 18, 2024 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Mixed Signals by B.K. Borison | Lovelight Farms #3

I think I’m in a funky place with this author where I adored the her debut in the Lovelight Farms series (so much so that it actually made me enjoy one of my least favorite tropes, friends to lovers), but none of the subsequent romances in the series have really hit for me. I really like all of the characters in the couples as individuals, I just find their romantic stories not to my taste. This is definitely the case with Layla and Caleb, who are honestly just two great people, but it made for a really boring romantic story […]


Neon Gods & Electric Idol by Katee Robert | Dark Olympus #1-2

Posted February 26, 2024 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Neon Gods & Electric Idol by Katee Robert | Dark Olympus #1-2

I love a good urban fantasy, though it feels like they are fewer and farther between these days. When I came across Neon Gods by Katee Roberts I was surprised I hadn’t seen it before. I love a good Greek pantheon story, and the twist of most of the seats being elected was super interesting! So thanks to my trusty library, I settled in during vacation to this futuristic vision of Olympus. The series starts off with the story of Hades and Persephone (because of course). Persephone is the daughter of Demeter and has three other sisters (also themed after […]


The Honeymoon Crasher by Christina Lauren | Review

Posted February 19, 2024 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
The Honeymoon Crasher by Christina Lauren | Review

This was cute! I hadn’t listened to an audiobook in a looong time prior to this, but I was curious about it and thought I heard it was only available via audio (?) and when Spotify Premium informed me that I had access to audiobooks through my subscription, I thought why not? And proceeded to put it on during a day of catching up on chores around the house. And it was so good! I think this was my first audiobook with a full cast and it made SUCH a difference (normally I feel sort of second-hand cringe when a […]


Bride by Ali Hazelwood | ARC Review

Posted February 5, 2024 in Books, Reviews / 1 Comment
Bride by Ali Hazelwood | ARC Review

When I heard Ali Hazelwood was dipping her toe into romantasy/paranormal romance, I was excited but stoked! I adore all of her STEM romances and since enemies to lovers is my favorite trope ever in romance novels, Bride quickly shot to the top of my list of most anticipated reads of 2024. I was beyond thrilled when I was reached out to by the publisher about an ARC and joining the blog tour, and am happy to say that Bride keeps the trademark Hazelwood wit, humor and writing style with the fun twist of a paranormal, urban fantasy setting (that […]


Love, Me by Jessica Saunders | ARC Review

Posted January 15, 2024 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Love, Me by Jessica Saunders | ARC Review

*Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for providing an ARC for review!* While admittedly (in my opinion) more “women’s fiction” than romance, I was fully captivated by this debut novel by Jessica Saunders that explores the forbidden “what if” you ran into your high school ex fantasy. However, the twist here is what if your high school ex was now a highly popular celebrity? I live for this kind of drama in my stories so this one was RIGHT up my alley. The story follows Rachel, a successful lawyer, mother of two, seemingly happily married woman who is leading […]


Happy Place by Emily Henry | Review

Posted October 2, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Happy Place by Emily Henry | Review

This was an interesting one for me. I thought I’d really enjoy it (second chance romance is a sub-genre I’m interested in exploring more) and I remember enjoying The People We Meet On Vacation quite a bit. However, this story was sort of…a downer? Protagonist Harriet arrives at her annual summer trip at her wealthy friend Sabrina’s family’s summer house in Maine (because of course) and immediately has a secret to hide- her fiance, Wyn, broke up with her months ago but she hasn’t told her friends since she doesn’t want to rock the boat and dissolve their mutual friend […]


Things We Left Behind by Lucy Score | Review

Posted September 25, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Things We Left Behind by Lucy Score | Review

Do you ever read a series and find yourself constantly drawn to the secondary characters instead of the protagonists? This has been me with Sloane and Lucian in the Knockemout series by Lucy Score. I kid you not, when I went back to look at all of my highlighted sections from the first two books on my Kindle, they were literally ALL passages with interactions between Sloane and Lucian! Their tension leapt off the page through two entire books, so I was ELATED to finally have my greedy little hands on their story the day it was released on Kindle […]


Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros | The Best Book of 2023?

Posted September 18, 2023 in Books, Reviews / 0 Comments
Fourth Wing by Rebecca Yarros | The Best Book of 2023?

Is it a bold claim to already have my favorite book of the year picked out in July? Definitely. Do I think Fourth Wing might really be that girl? Absolutely. When I tell you I ordered this book on an absolute WHIM, I am not exaggerating. Long story short, I basically had a credit to use on a book and nothing was really calling out to me that I felt the urge to own a physical copy of, but I had heard of the hype surrounding this one and decided to give it a shot. I assumed it was going […]